What are your opinions?
Nice having someone around with the know-how. If that matter is not proven knowledge yet then maybe there are other schools of thought, besides the no-more-particles & the more-&-more-particles crowds. We must find out where Hanneke stands concerning this puzzle.
Is this "emergence" what I read about where the sum of the parts may not equal the whole?There are two major experimental results the Bell's inequality test and the quantum eraser delayed choice experiments which effectively show that either space or time is an emergent phenomenon that is not fundamental.
That's interesting. Is GR applicable only when the sum of the parts do equal the whole? [Assumes my prior statement is correct.]... which lends weight towards time being more fundamental than space. (In which case the construct of spacetime in GR emerges as a consequence of time acting as a generator of space through some mechanism).
Is there a chance any such model could be experimentally tested directly, or just highly unlikely?...To go smaller [than the Plank scale] we need a framework for quantum gravity there are a few prospective candidates but all of them have problems unifying General Relativity(GR) and Quantum Field Theory(QFT) particularly in the form of renormalization terms which blow up to infinity.